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Welcome! Today, we have this nice looking game in our review basked: Alien Colonial Marines. It sounds really great, at least I think so since I have seen this alien stuff and things like that, with futuristic technology! Ok, it turned out it was as I thought, just like the old Alien 3 on Nintendo. I have played the old 2D game when I was like 10 years old and it hasn't changed as gameplay, not even a bit!
If you want horror, this game is good for you, but it seemed to me a bit like Dead Space, not that it was stolen as idea, but since there is nothing they could end up with, they just made a horror game, with some story where marines die. This is not really great, but seems somewhat dramatic. Even if they tried to steal the idea, we are already used to this type of games and there is not really too much to add. This alien game is somewhat cool, since some really sweet alien creatures come slowly to eat you... Well, somehow it feels a real pain! You just kill, but there is a lot more to add to this kind of game, even if its a third person shooter, since we are in 2013!
I personally didn't like the game, seriously, but I am not a first person shooter type of gamer, so I would hate it anyway. I would be amazed if they added stuff like drinking cola, using money to buy stuff, things like Fallout. There is an upgrade section and it has its own good in the game, but still I don't think that is a great change. It felt like an old game, no matter what the lightning and textures are way out of what I was thinking to.
The sound was good, since making alien sound and high technology weapon sounds, is tremendously difficult and must be made in an artistic way. To think of that, since the sound is the only matter of this game, standing out from other games, is not really what you would think of. What I conclude for this game, is to judge it yourself and not to take it too serious, since this is not a game for me. I like the horror, but didn't make me feel like playing it a lot and especially, the idea of the game just came in since the start and it was too much repetitive.
The graphics, even though it is using directX 11, the lightning are good, but I didn't feel too much good either way. The problem is that you have to really like those kind of games to really feel the graphics since the gameplay was just killing aliens. Some would really think that they are killing aliens for real and make a big fun of it. It is your own choice on this one, but if you ask me don't go for it. There is a lot to do, to make this game brilliant.
Optimization was ok, I personally didn't see any problems for the time I am writting the review, but normally there will always be problems in the optimization. Nothing is left to say now, only the final verdict!
The game might be good for first person shooters, but the problem is that gamers are already used to this kind of game and it was someway a little Half-Life combined with Dead Space. There should be added more features, but still the game would hardly make it for the people to be worth it. Enjoy!
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